In the name of of Allah the Merciful
Press Release issued by Hussam Badran , the spokesperson of the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas” :
We , in Hamas, deny the claims of some media outlets regarding a list submitted by Qatar including the names of Hamas leaders whom Qatar asked to leave the country. We assure that this is a part which has always been played by some media outlets who are used to promoting fabricated news about Hamas in order to distort its image and to damage its external relations.
As it was declared, Hamas recently completed its internal elections according to the regulations and scheduled timeframe agreed upon in advance, and in which a new leadership headed by Ismail Haniyeh was elected. Haniyeh lives in Palestine along with other Hamas leaders.
Then, the new leadership of Hamas began to make new arrangements including relocating some of the movement’s leaders in various countries according to work requirements.
In this context, we , in Hamas, highly appreciate the positive role played by the State of Qatar in supporting the steadfastness of the Palestinian people in their just cause, especially reconstruction of Gaza.
We also assert that Hamas will remain in the front lines in resisting the occupation and its compass will only point to Jerusalem. We will continue to resist the occupation hand in hand with all Palestinian factions and our people who have embraced resistance as the Palestinian national path to freedom. We will continue with the help of the free people of this world, namely the Islamic and Arab nations who support the right of the Palestinian people to resist until restoring their homeland.
Spokesperson of the Islamic Resistance Movement
4th of June, 2017